August 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Mullins found guilty, gets life sentence

Timothy Lee Mullins, a Chandler man in his mid- 40s, was found guilty for the June 21, 2007, murder of Susie Lynn Strong. More...

Special Sections

School

Brownsboro ISD MENU

Sept.ember 1 - 5

(Milk served with meals) NOTE: Changes due to deliveries, calendar changes, holidays, etc., will be announced. BREAKFAST All Schools (Choice of cereal offered daily. More...

TVCC graduation ceremonies held

As the more than 140 graduates crossed the stage at Trinity Valley Community College last week, they were spurred on by the words of Nelson Mandela: "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." Those words were quoted More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances "Fran" Stevens Osborn

Services for Frances "Fran" Stevens Osborn, 67, Brownsboro, were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Opelika Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Thomas, Rev. Matt Sims and Rev. Terry Don Adair officiating. More...

Barbara Ann Leonard

Memorial services for Barbara Ann Leonard, 73, of Edom were held Saturday in the chapel of the Cooper Funeral Home of Athens. She passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 13, in Tyler. Mrs. Leonard was born on March 3, 1935 in Shelton, Conn. More...

Writer's Corner

Writers' Corner

If you have a poem, song lyrics or a short story and you would like to share it with the readers of The Statesman now is your chance. Email or mail us your submission and look for it in an upcoming issue of The Statesman. More...

Letters

LETTER TO EDITOR

Kirt Hibbitts, a former Brownsboro student and son of retired football coach Max and Betty Hibbitts, will be going to China on September 13 to assist in coaching of the rugby wheelchair olympic team from Austin. More...

RANT & RAVE

Working with the animal shelter we are constantly BEGGING people not to "dump" their dogs. More...

First Brownsboro Beautification cleanup shows strong numbers

Nathan Straus Photo Brownsboro Beautification Organization President Charles Cox finishes up at the group's cleanup day Saturday, August 23. More...

MISD rock wall repairs delayed

The Murchison Independent School District Board of Trustees held off on action regarding the repair of the rock wall behind the school. More...

Back to school!

Nathan Straus Photo Chandler Elementary students fill the doorway to get to class before the bell rings. District schools recommenced classes Monday. More...

News

Cook of the Week

Customers of Chandler's Forget-Me-Not Flowers & Gift Shop already know this week's cook: she's Diane Stone, a relative newcomer to the shop, though a veteran of cooking delicious dishes. "I like working with flowers, and with people," Diane said. More...

Meals on Wheels Menu

Sept. 1 - 5 (Milk served with meals) Orange juice served in centers MON: Labor Day TUES: Chicken tenders, sweet potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, pear cup WED: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, California blend veggies, wheat bread, More...

60th Wedding Anniversary

Pollards celebrate 60th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Pollard Jr. of Chandler, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday with a dinner for the family in Tyler. The celebration continued at the couple's home and was hosted by their children. Mr. More...

Sports

Scrimmages over, regular season begins

The Bears traveled to Mabank to take on the Panthers, Thursday night, August 21, for their second and final scrimmage before they begin regular season play this week against the Kemp Yellowjackets in Kemp. More...

Rear View

It's a win-win situation for Carl Edwards

Awe, nothing like a good ol' Saturday night race at Bristol International Speedway. Especially when tempers flare after the checkered flag! Carl Edwards won at Bristol for his 2nd consecutive win. More...

Bearettes compete at Eustace tournament

The Bearettes traveled to Eustace over the weekend to play in the Eustace Volleyball Tournament Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23. The team's first game was against Alba Golden and they won with (17-25), (25-15), (25-19). More...

Historical

Gussie Nell Davis

Football season in East Texas - or any part of Texas - brings communities together, and one reason is that the "players" no longer involves just the football team. More...